Spongiform degeneration of the gerbil cochlear nucleus: an ultrastructural and immunohistochemical evaluation.

@article{Faddis1997SpongiformDO,
  title={Spongiform degeneration of the gerbil cochlear nucleus: an ultrastructural and immunohistochemical evaluation.},
  author={Brian T. Faddis and Michael D. McGinn},
  journal={Journal of neurocytology},
  year={1997},
  volume={26 9},
  pages={625-35}
}
Observations from ultrastructural and immunohistochemical studies suggest that spongiform lesions in the gerbil cochlear nucleus are derived principally from dendrites. Almost one-fifth of the lesion profiles examined ultrastructurally exhibited synaptic contacts with axon terminals. In addition, approximately 80% of lesions are immunopositive for the dendrite-specific microtubule associated protein, MAP2. Ultrastructural studies showed a small percentage (8%) of lesions were derived from… CONTINUE READING